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the debt ceiling by. mcconnell says it's got to come from entitlements because you can't do enough of what we've seen so far, discretionary spending. tracy: they want us off the beach in the summer. we'll have another debt ceiling fight, be here in august sweating it out again. >> yeah, can't wait. tracy: i know, me too. rich, take the vacation now, thanks. >> yeah. tracy: ha-ha, okay, you may want to sit for the next story. members of congress workedded together and passed a bill that will keep the government open for the next six months. who knows what happens in six months though. now the deadline was not tomorrow, and there were no filibusters. they actually compromised. should have sang a song when they were done too. they send the measure to president obama to sign it into law. now, it dips into funding day-to-day operations and provides another $87 billion to military operations, maintains a pay freeze for federal workers, eases impact of sequester on food safety and military aid. you said it couldn't be done, no, i said it couldn't be done. all right. more to come this hour includi
have raised the debt ceiling 77 signs -- times since world war ii. there is political demagoguery from whatever clinical party was in go the minority. at the end, there was a vote for it. they say if you increase the debt ceiling coming up to cut spending by an incredible amount. over 10 years. white 10 years? arbitrary. -- why over 10 years? arbitrary. 2.4 congress voted for $ trillion in cuts. 2 trillion -- the sequester makes no sense at all. from our point of view, we do not have a that crisis or deficit crisis. we have a jobs crisis. we have reduced the deficit. the only intelligent way to measure deficit is as a percent of the economy. . percent of gdp that is for a simple reason. if you owe $10,000 on your credit card, is that urban some or not? it depends. if your salary is $30,000, 10 thousand dollars is a lot of money. if you are $3 million a year, $10,000 is not a lot of money. we have reduced the debt as a from 10.1%.f gdp it was 10% in 2009. it is now 5.3%. we have cut it in half. the fastest reduction in the deficit since the immobilization after world war ii, it is an in
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